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DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2014/B41/S14.028

AESTHETIC JOY –AN ESOTERIC JOURNEY

P. V. Suresh
Saturday 1 November 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2014, www.sgemsocial.org , SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-30-8/ ISSN 2367-5659, September 1-9, 2014, Book 4, Vol. 1, 243-250 pp

ABSTRACT
The science of aesthetic joy
The human body is certainly one piece of classic engineering designed to enable positive physical, emotional and above all spiritual enhancement. It is well upon the individual to understand, utilize and then usher in great sense of fulfillment. The Supreme has gifted us this wonderful Yantra or our body. In dance, one delves deep into the macrocosm and into the micro orbits of forces. The physical entity, the body form is never negated but it rather used as a Vāhana or a vehicle that promotes to spiritual awakening. Rasa, the aesthetic enjoyment is realized when the life forces and dramatic stories are first appropriated within and then transmitted across to the world around -the Rasikās or enjoying entities, Bhaktās or devoted people as and others, in creative, ecstatic and emancipatory ways. The epitomic personage Abhinavagupta, a Kashmiri Tantrik Yogi and follower of Shaivism [devotion to Lord Shiva] calls Rasāyana [the science of art, of the rasās, or of vegetables juices, etc.), more or less the Indian equivalent of alchemy, an esoteric science. But as in any other field, a lot depends ultimately on the dedicated Sādhana or practice and devotional temperament. Nātya- DRAMA AND DANCE, a kind of meditation is intended to establish a link with the HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS. With self-surrender, the Nātya Sādhaka transports himself and others to the ecstatic reign of the supreme consciousness.

Keywords: joy, aesthetic, journey